Mixed media: textures
MIXED MEDIA: TEXTURES
Learn a wide variety of techniques to build up tactile, textured relief and visual textures to create imaginative + personal paintings.
DEMONSTRATIONS + EXPERIMENTATION
Mixed-media demonstrations will teach you how to play and experiment with adding texture in your paintings. Experiment with a variety of themes – landscape, still life and figurative.
A WEALTH OF IDEAS
Gain inspiration from a variety of artists, and leave with a wealth of ideas, new techniques and greater artistic confidence.
“I learnt lots of tips and ideas and ways of using everyday objects to create two lovely paintings which without the teaching from Brian I would not have thought I was capable of or had the confidence to try. I am happy with the resulting paintings.”
“I found the course very good. Brian encourages but doesn’t push, he gives you the idea and then lets you get on with it.”
“Good fun, it’s nice to explore and play with different materials”
You will discover a new rich textural language that when used in your drawing and paintings bring a rich tactile quality that makes your work infinitely more interesting and engaging. You will learn how to create relief tactile surfaces using acrylic paints and mediums alongside other techniques. All techniques are demonstrated before you have a chance to try it out. By the end of the 2-days you will leave with a wealth of ideas and techniques that may very well change the way you work in the future, in the creation of abstract or semi abstract landscape, still life or figurative paintings.
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The morning is spent exploring and experimenting with different consistencies of acrylic paint learning how it behaves when painted over a variety of surfaces. You will learn how to create textures using a variety of application methods using emulsion, glues, collage and ways of layering your mixed media that will result in stunning looking textures. The afternoon is spent focusing on composition and gaining a deeper understanding in developing relationships between different textures. You will also have the opportunity to use your new skills in creating your own textured art work on paper, with inspiration from a variety of contemporary artists.
The morning continues with new texture demonstrations and more chance for you to experiment and learn. Today we will use cardboard, moulds, and print methods to create more stunning textures. The afternoon is spent using your new skills in creating your own textured art work on paper, with inspiration from a variety of contemporary artists. With 1:1 support and guidance you will have the opportunity to explore how to incorporate the new techniques into your own preferred style – landscape, still life or figurative.
What can I expect
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to try new things.
Loads of individual 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.
Inclusive + personalised learning
A teaching style that focuses on your individual needs and is fully accepting of your individuality.
Creativity and technical skills
Teaching that allows you to learn new technical skills and develop your creativity, and leave inspired to continue to develop your skills further at home.
The Gallery Studio is a warm, creative and friendly space offering a relaxed informal, yet focused, teaching style.
Choose this course if you want to develop a mixed media style or discover how to incorporate textures into your acrylic painting.
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“A great exploration of texture. Excellent way to unleash/re-kindle creativity.”
“Fun to experiment, informal and thought provoking. I won’t be afraid to add different elements, techniques and materials into my own work.”
Choosing the right course
Courses are grouped into 4 strands, each with a different focus.
Create your own patchwork of courses depending on your interest and availability.
There is no specific starting point.